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Charles Leslie Snyder

Military

Assigned to 545th 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen. Shot down 1-Dec-43 in B-17 41-24557 'Damn Yankees'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1334

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Bruce Sundlun

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545th 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen. Shot down 1-Dec-43 in B-17F 41-24557 'Damn Yankees'. Evaded (EVD). ...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24557 Damn Yankee

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-T] Denver 12/8/42; Thurleigh 18/11/42; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 22/8/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Bruce Sundlun (evaded capture), Bombardier: George Hayes, Ball turret gunner: Harry...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Adrian, WV 2 May 1924

Son of Iverson and Ressie [Smallridge] Snyder.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 6 August 1942

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Based Grafton Underwood 1943 – 1 December 1943

Assigned to 545th 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW 1 December 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen. Shot down 1-Dec-43 in B-17 41-24557 'Damn Yankees'. POW MACR 1334

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 1 December 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb.

Died Washington, PA 15 September 1978
Buried Beallsville Cemetery Beallsville, Washington County, PA 18 September 1978

Beallsville Cemetery
Beallsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2021 10:44:09 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28691399
https://www.fold3.com/record/83815380/charles-l-snyder-wwii-army-enlistm...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95361679/charles-leslie-snyder

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1334 / MACR 1334, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=s... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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